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Heart of the Arctic 2016
Heart of the Arctic 2016
Heart of the Arctic 2016
Heart of the Arctic 2016

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This journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from Greenland to Nunavut, and finally, Nunavik in Northern Quebec. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be at its zenith. The chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk oxen are excellent.

Beginning in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, we begin by travelling down a majestic fjord to Greenland’s western coast. We will stop in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, and visit the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Crossing Davis Strait, we’ll sail into Cumberland Sound and call at Pangnirtung, Nunavut, famous for its prints and tapestries. In Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), on southern Baffin Island, you can also enjoy Inuit games, fresh bannock, and local music. Across the Hudson Strait in Nunavik, we call in at the friendly town of Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay) where we tour the town and meet with local people. We’ll visit Akpatok Island where the world’s largest population of thick-billed murres nests above the island’s polar bears.

Heart of the Arctic is far and away our most community- and art-focused Arctic expedition. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the Inuit art capital and is home to some of the most celebrated stonecarvers in the Arctic. In 2008, Kinngait Studios celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Throughout this itinerary we will be exposed to a wealth of creators and their creations. Steeped in a culture that is all its own, the heart of the Arctic will stay with you long after you return home.

This itinerary features some French programming.


day 1
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
day 2
West Greenland
day 3
Nuuk
day 4
At Sea — Davis Strait
day 5
Pangnirtung
day 6-7
South Baffin
day 8
Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
day 9
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 10
Digges Island
day 11
Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay)
day 12
Akpatok Island
day 13
Kuujjuaq, QC
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Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’

We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us.

Heart Map
July 11, 2016 - July 23, 2016 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $5195.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6595.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $7895.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $9095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10295.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11495.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11495.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 8

    $12795.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $14095.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15395.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Heart of the Arctic fee of $250.00 to above prices

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Heart of the Arctic 2016

Ocean Endeavour

Details

  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Marshall Islands
  • Length: 137 meters (450ft)

DESCRIPTION



The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More

  • Adam Walleyn

    Adam Walleyn

    Ornithologist

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  • Alana Faber

    Alana Faber

    Expedition Team

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  • Anguti Johnston

    Anguti Johnston

    Culturalist

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  • Anne Lindsay

    Anne Lindsay

    Musician

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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Operations Coordinator

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  • David Newland

    David Newland

    Host / Expedition Team

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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Derrick Pottle

    Derrick Pottle

    Culturalist

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  • Ella Swan

    Ella Swan

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • James  Raffan

    James Raffan

    Explorer

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  • Jason Annahatek

    Jason Annahatek

    Culturalist

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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Filmmaker

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  • Jon Dudley

    Jon Dudley

    Geologist

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  • Josh Qaumariaq

    Josh Qaumariaq

    Musician

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  • Laura Baer

    Laura Baer

    Cruise Director

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  • Louis-Philip Pothier

    Louis-Philip Pothier

    Expedition Team

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  • Lynda Brown

    Lynda Brown

    Culturalist

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  • Michelle Valberg

    Michelle Valberg

    Photographer

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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell

    Photographer

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  • Nancy Saunders

    Nancy Saunders

    Artist

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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Mammalogist

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  • Robert McGhee

    Robert McGhee

    Archaeologist

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  • Sara Nault

    Sara Nault

    Client Services

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  • Shoshanah  Jacobs

    Shoshanah Jacobs

    Expedition Leader

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  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith

    Naturalist

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Highlights

  • - Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
  • - Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals and bird colonies during our Zodiac cruise of the Hudson Strait
  • - Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
  • - Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
  • - Marvel at the Arctic in summer bloom

What's Included

ABOARD
  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

    ASHORE
  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations


    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights 

  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights



    Outbound:

    Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    July 11, 2016

    Early morning departure

    $1,328 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Inbound:

    Kuujjuaq, QC to Ottawa, ON

    July 23, 2016

    Early evening arrival

    $666.73 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round trip:

    $1,995 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees

    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
    • Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals and bird colonies during our Zodiac cruise of the Hudson Strait
    • Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Marvel at the Arctic in summer bloom